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Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
. good day. i am andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think manufacture those are
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am PST
presence in afghanistan and the security of that country, hamid karzai having lunch with president obama this hour. the two leaders hold a news conference in the next hour. president karzai's visit will help determine how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after the drawdown in 2014. chris lawrence joins us. the white house floated the idea of a zero option, if you like, leaving no troops behind in afghanistan. what's the pentagon think of that and a lot of these people say that really complaint hean'. >> i would say at this point everything is probably still on the table, but you're right, that number zero definitely raise some had eyebrows inside the pentagon. in fact during a press conference yesterday, leon panetta said the stronger position that we take about staying committed and staying in afghanistan, you know, that's how we're going to ultimately get a political reconciliation. in other words, he felt that signaling that the u.s. may pull out all of its troops would weaken the negotiating position about those negotiations with the taliban ever got started again. now, th
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am EST
obama and president karzai. also, president karzai met yesterday with defense secretary leon panetta and secretary of state hillary clinton. the joint press conference is about 40 minutes. >> it is my pleasure to welcome president karzai back to the white house as well as his delegation. we last saw each other during the nato summit in chicago, a city that reflects the friendship between our peoples, including many afghan-americans and the karzai family. mr. president, welcome. we meet at a critical moment. the 33,000 additional forces i ordered to afghanistan have served with honor, they have completed their mission, and returned home this past fall. the transition is well underway, and soon nearly 90% of afghans will live in areas where afghan forces are in the lead for their own security. this year will mark another milestone. afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country, and by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end. this progress
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
president karzai nounced today that u.s. troops in afghanistan would shift away from a combat role this spring. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we look at the changing u.s.-afghanistan relationship after 11 years of war against al qaeda and the taliban with an endgame in sight. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner looks into the faa's decision to review boeing's troubled 787 dreamliner. >> brown: ray suarez talks with "washington post" reporter cecilia kang, who walks us through the high-tech offerings at this year's consumer electronics show. >> samsung came up with a very interesting 5.5 inch flexible screen that kind of makes you imagine all kinds of possibilities >> woodruff: plus mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of phila
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
in afghanistan was front and center today as president obama met with afghan leader hamid karzai. they reported progress in their talks, and said the pace of the security transition will be expedited. at their first face-to-face meeting since may, the leaders announced they're accelerating the handoff from u.s. and coalition forces to afghan troops. >> let me say it as plainly as i can-- starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission: training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment and another step toward full afghan sovereignty. >> in spring this year, the afghan forces will be fully responsible for providing security to the afghan people. and that the international forces, the american forces, will be no longer present in afghan villages. >> woodruff: afghanistan president hamid karzai has sharply complained that fighting in afghan villages is causing too many civilian casualties. and there've been other strains from koran burnings by american soldiers to deadly insider attacks by afghan soldiers. for now, the u.s. still has 66,000 tro
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
the defense department and john brennan to take over at the cia. hamid karzai is coming to washington later this week, the headlines this morning about president obama's foreign policy agenda for 2013 -- we want to hear from you -- what are the challenges in 2013 on the foreign-policy front? the numbers are on your screen. send us a tweet or post your comments on facebook. also send us an e-mail. we are getting your reaction today to the nominations put out by the white house yesterday. president obama had a news conference to put forth chuck hegel as well as the john brennan. to head the cia. also, there are the headlines in the newspapers of syria, iran, peace in the middle east, etc so we want to get your take -- what to you think of foreign policy issues in 2013? here is some comments on our facebook page -- what is your take on this? we will get to your comments in a minute. the front page of "the washington post "- here is the front page of the huffington post this morning -- these are all the headlines in the huffington post this morning. about the nomination of chuc
LINKTV
Jan 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
karzai have agreed to speed up the handover of combat operations to afghan forces. and handball champion shifts in spain. gearing up for the first match. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> france says it will not stand by and watch as islamic rebels gained ground in mali. it will protect democracy and freedom there. mali's government has welcomed the french intervention. the west african blocked country has announced it is sending troops to help fight the rebels. >> patrons at a bar tunes in to what the president's speech. a state of emergency was declared. >> every malian must consider themselves a soldier of the nation and they must act like one. >> the guests welcome to the news that france is providing help to fight the rebels. >> yesterday, we felt anxious. when we learned the french military was coming, we were reassured. what matters is the total liberation ismali. >> the country's armed forces had seized control of the central town of kona. the islamist insurgents have faced little resistance until now. they have managed to take control
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
comfortable with it. i will say, then i've said to president karzai, that we have arrangements like this with countries all around the world and nowhere do we have any kind of security agreement with a country without immunity for our troops. you know, that's how i as commander in chief can make sure that our folks are protected in carrying out very difficult missions. and so, i think president karzai understands that. i don't want to get ahead of ourselves in terms of the negotiation that is are still remaining on the bilateral security agreement but i think it's fair to say from my perspective, at least, it will not be possible for us to have any kind of u.s. troop presence post 2014 without assurances that our men and women who are operating there are in some way subject to the jurisdiction of another country. >> well, sir, the bilateral security agreement is in mind for the interests of both countries. we understand that the issue of immunity is of very specific importance for the united states. as was for us the issue of sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:20pm EST
. thank you for coming. [applause] >> after meeting with afghanistan president karzai, president obama used his weekly address to talk about the role of the has played in preparing afghan troops to take full charge of army by the spring of 2014. and the newly sworn in senator gives a public address. >> hi, everybody. this week i welcomed resident karzai to the white house to discuss the way ahead in afghanistan. today i want to update you on how we will end this war, bring our troops home, and continue to rebuilding america. over the past four years, we have dealt devastating blows to al qaeda. we pushed the taliban out of their strong holds. the reason they went to war in the first place is now within reach. we want to ensure that al qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against america. the 33 thousand additional forces that i ordered served with honor. they completed their mission. they returned last fall. this week we agreed that in spring afghan forces will take the lead across their country and our troops will shift to a supporting role. in the coming months, i
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
jennifer griffin has the story. >> the first face to face meeting between barack obama and hamid karzai since last may when mr. obama committed to remaining in afghanistan after the end of combat operations in 2014. that commitment by the white house appeared to wane recently with the president's national security team telling the pentagon to send them recommendations that would involve no more than 9,000 troops. and leaking on the eve of karzai's arrival that the white house was considering a zero option. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting afghan forces. >> today hi announced it would transition ahead of schedule. plans that worry many in the pentagon as the president weighs how many troops to leave behind. the theory of zero troop option leaving no behind was a bluff to ensure they would grant immunity after 2014. >> nowhere do we have security agreement with country without immunity for the troops. i think president karzai understands that. >> we understand that the issue is specific importance for the united states. >> th
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
guy, hamid karzai made to be a manic depressive and controversial comments about us, what does he have to say during today. >> an n.a.t.o. summit in my hometown city of chicago, and many peoples including many afghan-americans and including the karzai family. mr. president, welcome. we meet at a critical moment. 33,000 additional forces that i ordered to afghanistan have served with honor, have completed their mission and as promised, returned home this past fall. the transition is well underway. soon nearly 90% of afghans will give in areas where afghan forces are in the lead for their own security. this year will mark another milestone. afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. the progress is only possible because of the incredible sacrifices of our troops and our diplomates, forces of our many coalition partners and the afghan people have endured extraordinary hardship. in this war m
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
president karzai announcing the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring. starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training, advicing and assisting afghans. it will be a historic moment. >> they will move to a support role this spring. that does not mean everybody will come home immediately. remember, 50,000 americans stayed on in iraq after the announcement in september 2010. and it wasn't like the danger level for those americans dropped to zero. just being there was still dangerous, and we did still have some americans and some americans wounded in that last year of being there after the change in mission. but this is what ending it looks like. president obama today saying today that it will still be a dangerous environment, that we will still need to do force protection. but the mission is going to change. this is how we start to leave. and it's going to happen as of this spring, which is a surprise, which is faster than anybody said it was going to happen. now, the justification for speeding up the way out, i hav
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 3:00am PST
take the lead and as president karzai announces the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring. our troops will continue to fight along afghans when needed. but let me say it as plainly as i can, starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting, afghan forces. it will be an historic moment. >> coalition forces will move to a support role this spring. like we saw in iraq, this doesn't mean everyone will come home immediately. 50,000 americans stayed on in iraq after the announcement in september 2010. it wasn't like the danger level dropped to zero. being there was still dangerous and we had some americans killed and some americans wounded in that last year of being there after the change in mission. and this is what ended it. president obama saying today it will still be a dangerous environment. we will still need to do force protection, but the mission will change this is how we start to leave and it will happen as of this spring which is a surprise. faster than anybody said it would happen. n
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
would take place the morning of the 22nd, talking about the benghazi hearings. also, hamid karzai, the afghan president, is said to meet with president obama friday, the first meeting since president obama won reelection in november. a previous next from this "washington journal" of that visit, and of the u.s. military presence in afghanistan. host: we want to welcome to our table retired lieutenant colonel john nagl talking about u.s.- afghanistan relations and the president of afghanistan coming to washington, meeting with the president on friday. why is he coming to washington and what is on the agenda? guest: we are in a very important. in the u.s.-afghanistan in relationship. we are thinking about the long- term relationship of the united states and afghanistan and what that is. to be cured by the end of 2014, the american combat role in afghanistan will come to an end. afghanistan will continue to need american economic and development help for probably at least a decade to come, probably much longer. president karzai is here to talk to president obama about what the nature and s
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
have to feel comfortable with it. i will say and i've said to president karzai that we have arrangements like this with countries all around the world. and nowhere do we have any kind of security agreement with a country without immunity for our troops. that's how i as commander in chief can make sure that our folks are protected in carrying out very difficult missions. and so i think president karzai understands that. i don't want to get ahead of ourselves in terms of the negotiations that are still remaining on the bilateral security agreement, but i think it is fair to say from my perspective at least, it will not be possible for us to have any kind of u.s. troop presence post 2014 without assurances that our men and women who are operating there are in some way subject to the jurisdiction of another country. >> well, sir, the bilateral security agreement is in mind for the interests of both countries. we understand that the issue of immunity is of very specific importance for the united states. as was, for us, the issue of sovereignty and detentions and the continued pre
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
for reform in myanmar. >>> afghanistan's president hamid karzai is meeting barack obama at the white house on friday. it will be a critical meeting to negotiate the scale of any long-term u.s. military presence in the war-torn country. ahead of those talks karzai on thursday met with leon panetta at the pentagon. the secretary of defense says the military campaign is reaching its final chapter. >> after a long and difficult task, we finally are, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing an afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan, that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that they provide be able to provide security to its people and to protect its borders. >> panetta said he and karzai made good progress but he declined to say whether they had agreed the size of the u.s. force that will remain in afghanistan. >> after a long and difficult path, we are finally, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing in afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that are
KCSMMHZ
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
president hamid karzai is meeting barack obama at the white house on friday. it will be a critical meeting to negotiate the scale of any long-term u.s. military presence in the war-torn country. ahead of those talks karzai on thursday met with leon panetta at the pentagon. the secretary of defense says the military campaign is reaching its final chapter. >> after a long and difficult task, we finally are, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing an afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan, that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that they provide be able to provide security to its people and to protect its borders. >> panetta said he and karzai made good progress but he declined to say whether they had agreed the size of the u.s. force that will remain in afghanistan. >> after a long and difficult path, we are finally, i believe, at the last chapter of establishing in afghanistan, a sovereign afghanistan that can govern and secure itself for the future. >> afghanistan will, with the help that are you providing, be able to provide secur
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
presence that we've had in afghanistan over the last 11 years. president karzai has emphasized the strains that u.s. troop presences in afghan villages for example have created. well, that's not going to be a strain that exists if there is a follow-up operation, because that will not be our responsibility, that will be a responsibility of the afghan national security forces, to maintain peace and order and stability in afghan villages. in afghan territory. so i think you know, although obviously we're still two years away, i can say with assurance that this is a very different mission. and a very different task and a very different footsprint for the u.s. if we are able to come to an appropriate agreement. and with respect to pakistan and safe havens there, afghanistan and pakistan and the united states all have an interest in reducing the threat of extremism, some of these border region against afghanistan and pakistan. that's going to require more than simply military actions. that's really going to require political and diplomatic work between afghanistan and pakistan. and the u
LINKTV
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am PST
-- claimed -- sunni group has claimed responsibility for a bombing. karzai and obama met on friday. troops will move into a support role in the next few months. >> u.s. troops are still in charge of security in many parts of afghanistan. president obama said they are handing over authority to afghan forces in stages. he also said the process would be accelerated and soon u.s. troops would be stepping back from their active roles. >> let me say it as plainly as i can. starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission -- training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment. >> the u.s. and its nato allies plan to pull all troops out of afghanistan by 2014. the two countries must reach an agreement for immunity for u.s. troops. karzai said that was a delicate question. >> the issue of immunity of -- is of specific importance to the united states. i can go to the afghan people and argue for immunity for u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> obama and karzai said they agreed that talks had to start with the taliban. insurgents must first renounce terrorism. >
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am EST
high evel u-s leaders... afghan gh president hamid karzai will meet face to face with president obama later today. the afghannleader's visit tt the white house marks his second such meeeing with thh president therr. as d payne reports... the momentous visst ccmeesas the withdrawal of u-- 3nd nato troops approaches. thank you very much ...i don't know if you would'vv had a chance to see a few days ago &ppis choice? afghan president hamid karzai has made the rounds in washington this weekk.here mmetinn with secretary of state hillary clinton thursday for dinnerr and a bbief photooop...the tto evenn rading health ssories about dehydration..foolowinn ccinton's receet medicaa ordeel that kept her away from thursday at the pentagon, panetta ann other top military prass welcomed he afghan leader.. sources say president karzai arrived with a wish list of military equipment including drones, helicopters and othhr hardware to ensure nato forces leave at the end of 2014. what we talked about beeoodda wish list of equipmenttit's fair to say that we made some very good progressson alllthe ey issue
PBS
Jan 12, 2013 2:00am PST
. and today, hamid karzai, the president of afghanistan both he and the president were talking about the end of america's longest war. >> every day more afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security, and as they do, our troops will come home. and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> once the transition to afghan forces is completed, once the bulk of these international forces have withdrawn from afghanistan, we hope that the dividends of that transition economically to afghanistan will be beneficial to the afghan people and will not have adverse effects on afghan economy and the prosperity that we have gained in the past many years. gwen: taken together, what do the president's personnel choices tell us how he will deal with the challenges facing him in places like afghanistan? alexis? >> one of the things that i was thinking about when we heard these nominations and saw these -- and i'm including john kerry in this, too, for secretary of state, is i think of them as implementers in the president's mind. these are individuals he can rely o
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
visit to washington, d.c. what how karzai wants to discuss with president obama. and we are approaching the one- year mark of the debt the costa concordia accident we check in on the progress >> this afternoon, president barack obama will lock them afghan president comet karzai to the white house -- will come afghan president hamid karzai to the white house. hallie jackson has more on what is expected out of the meeting from our washington bureau. >> today's face-to-face visit between the two presidents is the first since president obama was reelected and caps a three- day-long visit to the u.s. by the afghan leader. the u.s. is looking to its transition out of afghanistan, figuring out what its role will be over the next two years and how many troops might stay beyond 2014. president karzai hopes to work out the foundation of a security agreement at today's meeting, but it is not expected to be fully fleshed out until november of this year. in washington, i am hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> still to come, the nation's latest school shooting victim undergoes surgery tod
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
serviceable and broken, it will come back with us. >> far from afghanistan, president obama and karzai will support who will support the soldiers. karzai was u.s. soldiers out of this country's villages. afghans have taken over security for nearly 90% of the military. in some areas, they were far from ready. on the agenda this week will be progress in talks with the taliban. insurgents will be sent a warning. if karzai and the kabul regime agree with the presence of a single american soldier, they will also be a responsible for future hostilities, casualties, and destruction. some hoped the meeting will mean troops will pack up and head home sooner. that might help the peace process. >> if international troops withdraw from the country, the jihad against international invaders will be totally or more than 90% over. >> this meeting will influence the number of soldiers president obama is willing to send home and the number president karzai is willing to tolerate. this has changed into a war of counterterrorism. the interest of afghanistan and america will not be easily disentangled. across t
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
partners, making it more difficult for the afghan military to take over security here. president karzai arrived in washington today. mapping out afghanistan's future after foreign combat troops have left. their meeting will determine the primary mission, to fight the taliban or to get rid of al qaeda. president karzai wants soldiers. his forces lead emissions across the country. they are still not ready. for many years to come, these soldiers in afghanistan generally will rely on america's support. >> for more on those meetings taking place, i spoke with peter bergen. what is the main sticking point in these meetings between what the white house wants and what president karzai wants? >> it is the question of immunity for american forces. the u.s. does not want its soldiers being prosecuted by an afghan accords for obvious reasons. this is a big sticking point. >> karzai would like that? >> yes. that is very much what he would like. and then there is the numbers. the obama administration [inaudible] the final number will be 8000 to 10,000. >> the white house did not rule out the possibil
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
u.s. troops from any cuts. >>> afghan president hamid karzai is in the middle of his visit to the u.s. he met with secretary of state hillary clinton thursday. they talked about handing off security responsibility to afghan forces by the end of 2014 as well as preparations for elections next year. at one point secretary clinton joked to karzai about defense secretary panetta's plans to retire to his walnut farm in california. >> secretary pan net, in addition is at last with walnuts. >> clinton and panetta had a private dinner with karzai. and karzai meets with president obama later today. >>> there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to an investigation by nbc news two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and a secret service agent just days before president obama's visit to cartagena in april. the findings reveal the agents tried to destroy incriminating information that led to the incident. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has dec
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 2:30am PST
. clinton is said to be eager to get back to business. >>> karzai arrives in d.c. today and he'll meet with president obama, they're expected to discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops and nato troops in 2014. officials say that the obama administration is considering leaving behind a minimal force, after security is handed over the afghans. karzai is expected to arrive with a wish list of both financial and military aid. he'll also be bringing with him a list of complaints. karzai's clash with the u.s. over treatment of afghan prisoners in u.s. custody just two days ago. in an interview with nbc, karzai was critical of what he described of continued attacks on afghan villages. much of the insecurity in his country is because of the u.s. and nato presence there. >>> overseas news, the u.s. is rejecting a peace plan from syrian president basha rshgbash. he said yesterday, blamed his country's struggles on the opposition. the u.s. state department in a very diplomatic response said that his plan is quote detached from reality. >>> all right, as always let us know why you're up watching thi
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
between presidents obama and karzai has been tense, but today the leaders announced they had reached some common ground while also acknowledging the end game remains unclear. president obama and afghan president hamid karzai announced a somewhat accelerated time line for u.s. troops to transfer control to the afghan forces, initially slated to occur this summer. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting afghan forces. >> reporter: the president delivered a blunt assessment of the mission. for the 66,000 americans who will still provide logistic support, transportation, and air cover. >> that doesn't mean that coalition forces, including u.s. forces, are no longer fighting. they will still be fighting alongside afghan troops. >> reporter: left unsaid today, how many american troops, if any, will remain after 2014? the official end of the combat mission. >> i can't give you a precise number at this point. i'll probably make a separate announcement once i've gotten recommendations from the generals and our commanders. >> reporter: presid
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. afghan president and white house frenemy hamid karzai as washington waives its post -- is there a winning strategy on the table? we will assess just ahead. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. >> afghan president hamid karzai praised americans for their contribution over the last few years. he also blames u.s. for rising corruption and violence in his country. which karzai will show up in washington this week? we will preview his visit next on "now." [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm EST
we have had in afghanistan over the last 11 years. president karzai has emphasized the strains that u.s. troop presence is in afghan villages, for example, has created. that will not be a strain if there is a follow-up operation because that will not be our responsibility. that will be the responsibility of the afghan national security forces to maintain peace, order, and stability in afghan villages, in afghan territory. so i think, although obviously we are still two years away, i can say with assurance that this is a very different mission and very different task and a very different for print for the u.s., if we are able to come to an appropriate agreement. with respect to pakistan and safe havens of there, afghanistan and the united states and pakistan all have an interest in reducing the threat of extremism in some of these border regions between afghanistan and pakistan. that will require more than simply military actions. that is really going to require political and diplomatic work between afghanistan and pakistan and the united states obviously will have an interest in fac
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
2014. the issue is expected to come up friday, when afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. but if past experience is any indicator, agreement may be hard to come by. in 2011, negotiations to leave american trainers in iraq broke down over the immunity question and no u.s. troops remain there. for more on the troop levels after 2014 we get two views: bing west fought in the vietnam war with the marines and served as assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration. he's traveled frequently to afghanistan and authored eight books including "the wrong war: grit, strategy and the way out of afghanistan." and celeste ward gventer was a deputy assistant secretary of defense in 2006 and 2007. she also served as an advisor to u.s. political and military leaders in iraq. she's now at the university of texas in austin. and we thank you both for joining us. bing west, to you first, is it a good idea to even be considering going to zero troops after 2014? >> judy, i think it's nuts. i think it was a highly injudicious statement. our troops are s
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
see action, i don't see it right now. >> thank you all. >>> coming up, president obama and karzai talk troop levels in afghanistan. is the end of this war closer than we think? stay with us. >> by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! and karzai talk troop levels in to a responsible end. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... and karzai talk troop
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
to come up friday, when afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. but if past experience is any indicator, agreement may be hard to come by. in 2011, negotiations to leave american trainers in iraq broke down over the immunity question and no u.s. troops remain there. for more on the troop levels after 2014 we get two views: bing west fought in the vietnam war with the marines and served as assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration. he's traveled frequently to afghanistan and authored eight books including "the wrong war: grit, strategy and the way out of afghanistan." and celeste ward gventer was a deputy assistant secretary of defense in 2006 and 2007. she also served as an advisor to u.s. political and military leaders in iraq. she's now at the university of texas in austin. and we thank you both for joining us. bing west to you first, is it a good idea to even be considering going to zero troops after 2014? >> judy, i think it's nuts. i think it was a highly injudicious statement. our troops are still fighting there. our s
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
human rights for all. >> hamid karzai made his first visit to washington 11 years ago this month. >> how do you expect american forces to stay in afghanistan? >> as long as we are still have terrorist items. and as long as the bad guys are there. americans go out, unless we finish the job. >> how many american troops will remain after the u.s. combat mission ends next year is now being decided. karzai may not like the answer. >> president karzai relationship with president bush was very congenial. but it all changed when president obama came to office. president karzai got increasingly distant largely by the assessment by some there, the insiders in washington that president karzai was part of the problem. >> two nationwide elections have been held in afghanistan since 2001, but corruption persists and despite pledges of $67 billion in foreign aid, living standards in afghanistan remain among the world's lowest. >> even with international backing, we clearly have not been able to accomplish all that we hoped to do. in afghanistan. i think part of it is because we try to be a litt
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
and afghan president ahmad karzai spoke face-to-face was about four months ago via video conference after a week when the white house suggested it's considering a zero option in it afghanistan when it comes to troops post 2014, floating the possibility of withdrawal or bust as a negotiating tactic. we'll be watching what the president and karzai say in public at their press conference this afternoon. karzai, who met yesterday with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon with secretary of state hillary clinton, has different expectations. perhaps as many as 15,000 troops staying, which he hinted at in comments yesterday. >> can assure you, mr. secretary, that afghanistan -- with the help that you provide, be able to provide to people and to protect. >> and protect karzai. karzai added, that help is needed, quote, so afghanistan will never again be threatened by terrorists from across our borders, suggesting he understands the u.s. priorities there. the white house considers plans that range from roughly 3,000 to 9,000 troops. the president has made it very clear, he wants only
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am EST
afghanistan, hamid karzai. they're expected to discuss peace talks with the taliban and future troop levels before karzai sits down with obama on friday. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is not happy with the image of himself on "time" magazine. they say they made him look like a mob boss. it shows christie ace handling of superstorm sandy has made him more popular with democrats than republicans. >>> next, to a disturbing story out of russia. what was supposed to be an enjoyable adventure took a giant turn as a giant ball with two men inside veered off course and rolled off a mountain cliff. one man was killed, and the other is in serious condition. >>> off the coast of australia, a man lost control of his boat, fell out and was equipmenting nearby while the boat was going in circles. a policeman was able to rescue the boat. >>> and a buy-by of the earth last night at a distance of 9 million miles. it's more than 1,000 feet wide. and could hit the earth by 2036. i certainly hope not. the dow opens at 13,390, the s&p and nasdaq were also up. overseas, the nikkei rose 74 points
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm EST
in washington, where president karzai is speaking live. this is live coverage here on c-span. we're waiting for afghan president hamid karzai appearing here in georgetown. earlier we just showed some of the reporting from the press conference, president obama and the afghan president says they want to sleed up the moving afghan forces into the lead and u.s. troops shifting to a support role. there are 66,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. the leaders also said that president obama agreed to place detainees under the afghan government. again, waiting for afghan president hamid karzai. georgetown university is also where the u.s. women's council is located. again, waiting here at georgetown university, we're live tonight waiting for hamid karzai. he met with president obama and they spoke at a press conference earlier today. we're going to bring you that press conference again tonight you can watch it here at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. the two leaders have agreed to speed up slightly the move afghan forces into the lead in that country. the u.s. troops shifting to a support role,
FOX Business
Jan 11, 2013 10:00pm EST
international terrorist. that was at a joint news conference today with a news conference with karzai. both are putting there support for the support role this spring and reconciliation talks with theelevision. >> ultimately security gains should be matched with political progress of real reconciliation progress with the afghan government and television. president karzai updated me on the road map to peace and we agreed the process we should open the television office to facilitate talks. >> but the readiness of the army is closed but they're showing that they're able to operate without the assistance of the u.s. and violence is higher than the surge from two years ago. also insider tax last year there were 45 attacks resultingn 62 deaths among the coalition forces compared to 65 the previous year. but the president did not answer how many will remain in afghanistan after next year. that announcement could take weeks. although the preference is your than 10,000 troops. we will take this up with john bolton but our guest will help us break down the nomination of heading the treasury to part
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